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Valdese is a small town with big celebrations! Free Concerts take over on Friday nights in the summer featuring variety music from local and regional favorites.
Valdese is also proud to showcase, the historic outdoor drama, "From This Day Forward", art shows, car shows, footraces, and numerous other celebrations throughout the year. See the complete lineup by clicking learn more below.
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Experience Our Heritage - Founded on the rich traditions of 19th century Waldensian settlers, the Town of Valdese honors the heritage and determination of the Waldenses with its historic attractions and historic outdoor drama.
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Find out where to pay your water bill, how to disconnect your water and get information about AMI meter project, Consumer Confidence Report, storm water, wastewater, and more.
Valdese, in the heart of Burke County is located in the foothills of Western North Carolina "where the Piedmont meets the Mountains." The Catawba River traverses Burke County west to east creating a wide valley and Lake Rhodhiss. The valley is intersected by I-40, US Highways 64 and 70, and NC Highways 18 and 181. Interstates 26, 77, and 85 are within a 50 mile radius. Founded on the rich traditions of 19th century Waldensian settlers, the Town of Valdese honors the heritage and determination of the Waldenses with its historic attractions, parks and annual events. Bordered by Mineral Springs Mountain to the south and the beautiful waters of Lake Rhodhiss to the north, Valdese is the perfect destination for a small town experience surrounded by nature. The Town of Valdese website has been created to assist citizens, businesses and visitors with up to date information about the services the Town of Valdese provides. Browse our website to see what Valdese has to offer.
•16 miles west of Hickory, NC
•64 miles east of Asheville, NC
•65 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC
•85 miles west of Winston-Salem, NC
•200 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA
Valdese Mailing Address: PO Box 339, Valdese, NC 28690